How can you discuss adoption with your children?

In the U.S., there are about 2.1 million adopted children. If you adopted your child, you may not know when to start discussing adoption or how to approach the subject. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you need to introduce the idea of adoption as...

Must a child agree to the adoption process?

There are many different types of family units these days and while some children may grow up in a single-parent home, others may have stepparents in addition to biological parents. If you are one of those stepparents, you may want to legally adopt your stepchild for...

Adopting a grandchild in Texas

Nearly 2.8 million children in the United States live with their grandparents full-time according to data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Center. If you are a grandparent in this situation, legally seeking custody or adoption can protect your role...

How should you discuss adoption with children?

No matter the age of your adopted child, you will eventually have to talk about his or her adoption. Informative decisions  To talk to children about their adoption story is important to the child’s sense of self, explains Psychology Today.  Do not be shy about the...

Acknowledging how adoption impacts emotions

Adoption benefits the lives of many children in Texas each year. The outcome of growing a family through adoption leaves a positive and emotional impact for everyone involved with adequate preparation and education. The effect that adoption has on a family's emotional...

The pros and cons of a kinship adoption

Welcoming a child into your home is an emotional experience, especially if it is the child of a family member. Adding to your family is a big responsibility, and you may have questions about whether adoption is in the best interest of the child. We often assist...